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Ram compatible question

Q: Ram compatible question

I'm looking to put more RAM into my laptop; I wasn't sure if this should be posted here or in another place.. my apologies if I've put it in the wrong place.

I have a Gateway Laptop, model ML6720. I currently have two sticks of RAM, 512MB each, the info for them is: 512MB 2rX16 PC2-5300

I found a 1GB stick I'd like to replace the 512's with, the info is: Crucial 1GB 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM 667 (PC2 5300) (laptop RAM).

Before I make the purchase, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the Crucial stick would work well with my machine? I've never replaced the RAM on my laptop before, so I'm nervous about it.

I went onto the Gateway website and tried to match the info with the new RAM as best I could; I think I got it right. I'm just looking for a little more input.

Many thanks in advance

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A: Ram compatible question

It will work but it is recommended to have two identical ram modules... Make sure you can return it if it causes problems.

Check the info here..

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I've decided to try my hand at building my own PC. I intend it to be a medium - high end gaming computer. I've got everything figured out (at least I hope) I'm just wanting a second opinion about my choice of motherboard and CPU. I'm pretty sure they are compatible, at least in theory, I was just wondering if anyone had any first hand experience with them, or any advice for me. Hey, if you feel like it, recommend something bigger and better. I have a pretty good budget for this (within reason of course, nothing too outrageous).

CPU : AMD Phenom X4 9950 Quad Core Processor 2.60GHz, 4MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Retail, Socket AM2+, with Fan (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4016668&CatId=3496)

Motherboard : FX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3930721&CatId=13)

One big question I have, however, is whether a GeForce 8800GT graphics card with its super long design would fit correctly or at all in that motherboard. The 2nd PCI-E slot has to be the first one used, so I couldn't put it in the top slot. I think it would fit, but not quite sure.

Anyways, thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to have a read through this, and an extra thanks to anyone with any advice or comments.
 

A:Compatible, or not compatible, that is the question.

why can u not use the first slot? the only problem should be with the case. put the mem. in before u put the video card in.
 

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Hi, this may take a while, but i would greatly appreciate your help!!!

here we go...
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?CSR-X644G5

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MAX-DM500S
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ARC-SIL5PR

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?IL-Q6600E

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MSI-P7NSLI

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?TT-CLP0220

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MS-VHP64O

will these all be compatible, will be using a 9800GTX+, 800w power supply.
thanks!!!
 

A:Will these be compatible? (noob question)

What brand and model is the "800W PSU"? If there's nothing wrong with the PSU and it's good quality and really outputs power enough for the system and you have or get a case that has sufficient cooling, you're good to go.
 

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What are some things i should check wether a new psu will be able to work with my computer. Please note that i purchased the geforce gtx 660 so disregard the gpu on the page. I heard of people loosing power with the cx 600 so i just wanted to ask you guys. My computer:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03357448&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en#N90

Thank you!
 

A:Question about theCorsair CX 600 compatible?

If you purchased a gtx 660, I assume you intend to game with the system. The cx line from corsair is NOT for gaming systems. It is ok for a basic build ie running onboard/onchip video, running office, email, etc. It is just not up to the stress of gaming. Corsair does not mfg their own pw supplies. The cx line is mfg by ctw [maker of oem stuff] The "real" corsairs ie HX, TX, AX are mfg by seasonic [maker of very high end stuff.

With a cx corsair, you have the equivalent of a dell or hp pw supply.

If you are asking if it will fit, your case uses a standard atx pw supply so yes it will fit however it is NOT recommended for gaming.
 

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i noticed that having a firewall is very important & is a necessity now a days. i'm average in computer knowledge; so i'd like to know what is the best or most compatible firewall with bit torrent client applications such as azureus? i use azureus & sometimes uTorrent.

best or most compatible - meaning which will not slow down the performance of my machine in terms of cpu & memory usage; that'll not conflict with azureus or uTorrent. and especially firewall that'll not be noisy & annoying or just doesn't keep on prompting for warning & asking permission or anything in that manner while azureus is downloading.

by the way, please kindly move this topic if it shouldn't be posted here.

A:Compatible Firewall Question

You are quite right about having a firewall and using it. I might suggest Sygate Personal Firewall, since it allows you to manage permissions by application, and is light on resources. Almost all firewalls will at the very least, prompt on the first use, but you can usually tell them to "always allow" the application access.You can find a link to the free download in this BC pinned topic:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlRegards,John

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Hello:
I got a refurbished PC and works fine, however when I hooked up with monitor with Samsung, a floating message popping up in the middle of screen, ... 'Not optimum Mode, Recommended Mode 1280 x 1024 60 HZ' and the screen getting blank few minutes later. When I tested it with another monitor with Dell, there is no floating message and gets a good quality screen which indicates Dell monitor is compatible while Samsung's non-compatible.

Is there a way for me to make the refurbished PC compatible with both Monitors, 'Dell' and 'Samsung?'

Thanks for any help in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Monitors Compatible Question

Hi this is from Samsung Not Optimum Mode Message

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Im thinking about making the jump...... Still not ready but anyway. Here is the question.

Are these programs working good with vista?

AVG antivirus free version
Comodo Firewall
Firefox
Spybot SD
Google Earth
Winamp
Thunderbird

Thats a few that im worried about not working good with vista? Any word if they are working good with vista?

I know some games are working and some are not which is mainly drivers issues of video cards

Thanks

A:Question. Vista compatible programs?

Hi, before worring too much about programs have you checked out the Vista update advisor download?http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...mg_id=10008VHb1The programs you have mentioned that work ok on my machine are AVG,FireFox,Google Earth the rest I dont know. As for games be warned some games do not like Vista and run a lot slower under Vista.

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Hi all I just got an early Christmas present and now I get to figure out how it all works. I am not sure where to post this question.

What is compatible with Windows 8 64 bit. Like which zip file is safe to use? Is Superanti spyware compatible? Malware Bytes is that compatible?

Any help would be greatly appreciated because this system is another beast..
 

A:Solved: Need to ask question on what is compatible with Windows 8

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When I try to open "Delicious: Emily's Miracle of Life". This message comes out: Assertion failed. http://www.watermark-images.com/DownFiles/dk5ztT5I/1.jpg
In the Device Manager I don't have Display Adapter and the VGA Controller has a question mark.
http://www.watermark-images.com/DownFiles/dk5ztT5I/2.jpg
I tried to install it with Driver Booster, but it fails. I am using Windows XP. What should I do?
 

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I have a question regarding my Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard. I am currently running two Geforce 8600GT cards and considering buying two nVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLi PCI-E Video Cards. I would like to know if my Motherboard will handle these cards and if the difference in performance is worth the cost. Thank you for any information.
 

A:Nvidia GeForce card compatible question

Canlen said:





I have a question regarding my Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard. I am currently running two Geforce 8600GT cards and considering buying two nVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLi PCI-E Video Cards. I would like to know if my Motherboard will handle these cards and if the difference in performance is worth the cost. Thank you for any information.Click to expand...

I'm not up-to-date on the 9-Series as I'm still on a single 8800GTS myself,..

Here's what a quick Google turned up. They're effectively the same, if I understand correctly, except with better heat management on the newer card. Also, what type of VRAM do your old 8600s have? What is the "cost" you're citing?
 

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Not sure why posts asking about installing an OS other than Windows 10 on this device seem to vanish but here goes my attempt for a Linux Specific question. I am unwilling to run Windows 10 because an OS that without any advance notice will uninstall your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those packages is a required driver is unacceptable to me. Due to the aforementioned issues with Windows 10 I am looking to Linux as an alternative for this device. Are there any known Linux Distributions that will fully support the hardware?Does anyone have experience installing Linux and configuring it on this device?What Linux Distribution is most recommended for this device?What additional drivers or software are recommended on Linux to be able to use the hardware to the fullest? Thanks.  

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I have an old Compatibles by Compaq scanner/keyboard that worked with win98, but I can't seem to get it to work with XP.
It's connects thru one of my serial ports. Does anyone know how to or if it can work with XP?
 

A:[SOLVED] scanner/keyboard - compatible/not compatible with XP?

see if they put out drivers for xp
i had to replace my scanner because of no drivers for xp
 

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Is the standard RAM in a Dell Optiplex GX270 compatible with a Dell Intel Pentium 4 processor pc? I want to know if it's possible to transfer that RAM to my old intel pc.
 

A:Is the RAM from this PC compatible to put in another?

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will my system HP p7-1037c be able to use a (sorry can't post a link yet i need 5 posts) startech 400 watt psu( ATX2POW400HS)? if not, do you have any recommended psu i could use?
 

A:Compatible PSU

Any quality 500 Watt or bigger ATX wattage power supply will work...

Some quality brands are:
Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake, OZC
 

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Hello All,

Just wanted to find out if my computer can handle running two graphics card in SLI Mode?

Any help would be appreiciated or even if any body has any suggestions?

My system specs are as follows:

MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz
RAM: 4Gb
PSU - WideTECH 550W (Model - ATX550W)
VIDEO - Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

I understand that i will have to purchase another 8800 series card.

Thankyou
 

A:Compatible for SLI

No, your board only supports crossfire

http://tw.giga-byte.com/Products/Mo...rboard&ProductID=2761&ProductName=GA-EX38-DS5
 

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Hello everyone
Acer laptop,256MB RAM,25GB left,400MHZ dunno the actuall OS but its:Windows XP Professional,im not quite sure if its really :Windows XP Professional or :Windows XP Professional SP2 can anyone give me a way on how to find the actual OS?
Ok i got Microsoft Office 2003 Proffesional installed on my laptop(after installation,so far so good,no problems),but i'd also like to install this program:Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and uninstall this:Microsoft Visual Studio6.0 Enterprise Edition but the System requirements of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is a quite big:192MB of Ram or more,2 GB Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack2 or Microsoft Windows XP Professionalx64 Editions(WOW) so will my laptop be running well after the installation?
Thanks in Advance!

A:Compatible?

In a word no, unless you add a LOT more RAM.

Orange Blossom

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newbie wanting some conformation here...

This is my motherboard

Intel D845EBG2
-Two 184, 2.5 V SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
-266/200 MHz DDR SDRAM interface
-designed to support upto 2gb of system memory

This the ram I need right?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=74942&item=6731401997&rd=1

I was wondering if you guy can show me a better brand and if possible if I can get a higher speed than pc2100.

Thanks
 

A:Is my RAM compatible?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590S CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4033 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (25 GB Free); D: 278 GB (30 GB Free); E: 277 GB (33 GB Free); F: 278 GB (59 GB Free); I: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., H81M-CS
Antivirus: None
my ques is related to my motherboard : will it support
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL???
 

A:RAm is compatible with my mb or not ?!

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I just got 2 2gb sticks of Balistix Crucial. Can I still fill my last two dimm slots with my old RAM? 2 1gb sticks of OCZ. They are both 800mhz pc6400. The crucial RAM has CL-4-4-4-12. The ocz RAM is 4-5-5. My mobo guide says to use the RAM with the same CAS Latenc. Which number is the CAS Latency? My bios says its the first number, the 4. So far no problems with this setup but ive only had it for an hour or two.
 

A:Compatible RAM?

You need to check the maximum amount of RAM supported by your motherboard.

And yes, the first number in the timings is the CAS latency.
 

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the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium with older 32 bit apps?

A:How compatible is it really?

They'll run fine. Chances are, you won't find many things that won't run or that don't have a 64-bit version out or in the works. Anything specific you want to name off?

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So i have a noob question, but im getting quite confused looking at PSU's for my Asus P5Q PRO motherboard.

The manual says it needs a 24 pin main connector and an 8 pin 12v cpu connector.

The pictures on newegg for the PSU's usually just show a picture of the main connector and the cpu power but it just shows a 4 pin, but under "features" it will say either say "1 x 12V(4/8Pin)" or "1 x 12V(P4)" and "1 x 12V(8Pin)" below it.

Do all ATX12V / EPS12V PSUs come with an 8 pin 12v connector or what?

Also when it tells how many rails it has whether it be single or 3 or whatever, what does that mean. I'd like to make sure i get a PSU thats compatable.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Compatible PSU / P5Q Pro

This one is selling in a combo deal with your motherboard
Combo deal for reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.141834
Power Supply on its own: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182069

Note: normally I don't support reply on what to buy, but just found this on a quick search on your motherboard specs
 

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I wish to replace the SSD which has the following referencesSSD X300s SATA 2,5 128GBSD7SB3Q-128G-1001 Can I replace the above with a SSD with a referenceSD7SB3Q-128G-1006 Thank you 

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Planning too upgrade till bulldozer next month,was wondering if anyone could tell me if these components are compatible with an FX-8150?


Any help much appreciated

Asus M5A99X EVO 990FX Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX.. | Ebuyer.com

Corsair 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz XMS Memory Kit CL9.. | Ebuyer.com

Many Thanks

A:Are these compatible?

It would appear so, the easiest way to be absolutely certain would be to go to asus and check the approved ram list for that motherboard.

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I wish to replace the SSD which has the following referencesSSD X300s SATA 2,5 128GBSD7SB3Q-128G-1001 Can I replace the above with a SSD with a referenceSD7SB3Q-128G-1006 Thank you 

A:Compatible SSD?

yes

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I'm upgrading my current PC and I want to make sure that everything I chose was the best and also compatible. If anyone has any suggestions on what hardware I should get, please feel free to tell me.

PC Build:

- CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

- CPU Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019

- GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130368

- Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

*Note: For the CPU, I know the Extreme is better than the Core 2 Quad but I'm not spending 1K on a processor.
- Also, I'm especially unsure of what motherboard to get that is the best.
 

A:Everything Compatible?

I like this line of coolers over Zalman
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3202
 

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I've just ordered a P51 fairly well decked out. Chose all the upgrades except for the XEON processor. I've had a single 1gb M.2 ssd.... I want to install a 2nd M.2 SSD (512gb) to install Linux on to create a very functional dualboot system.  I've been searching Amazon and found quite a selection. But what does worry me are some reviews saying "This SSD will not work in my Lenovo Yoga 700, or Dell XPS, etc).Now all this being said. Have any of you done your own SSD upgrades or add-ons and which models have you had really good results from? Tim 

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Is this problem being addressed?
 

A:TSG add-on not compatible with FF3.5

you might check this link:
Tech Support Guy Forums > Community > Site Comments & Suggestions >
Solved: TSG add-on for FF does not work with FF 3.5
http://forums.techguy.org/site-comments-suggestions/839472-solved-tsg-add-ff-does.html

this works too
http://forums.techguy.org/search.php
 

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at the moment i have a Fujitsu Esprimo E5905 PC running widows XP home edition

A:is my PC 64 bit compatible

No, you have a 32bit only processor...

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I am using 4 gb i will upgrade 8 Gb(ADATA 8GB DDR3 1600MHz AD3S1600W8G11-R Laptop Memory)compatible this RAM.laptop this is model number is TMP643-M-32374G32Makk and serial number is[edited for privacy]











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Ram compatible

Hello, Your laptop supports up to 8Gb - DDR3 - 1333/1600MHz (2x4Gb) so 2xADATA AD3S1600W4G11.

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I just bought a Dell XPS 8500 and it has 3 3.0 usb ports. My Western Digital external hard drive is usb 2.0. I bought a usb 3.0 cable and the mini side to the external hard drive seems to fit but it's really tight, am i suppose to have a converter or is it ok to run like it is? And is it damaging my external hardrive or my pc running it this way?and by doing this would it just run at a usb 2.0 speed? sorry for so many questions, I'm new here.
Deerpark243

A:USB 3.0 compatible with USB 2.0

Hi there,


If your External hard drive is a USB 2.0 device, you will not see an increase in performance by plugging it into a USB 3.0 socket on your computer. There will not be an advantage to you using a usb 3.0 cable in your USB 2.0 device either. I would use your original cable that came with the external hard drive.
Unfortunately you will be stuck on usb 2.0 speeds as far as I am aware.

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I bought this HDD: CAVIAR GREEN 2TB 64MB 7200 SAT
It arrived to day, but when I put it in, it couldn't be found in either windows 7 or BIOS. I tried using the cables for my primary HDD, it still couldn't find it. So it's definitely the HDD. Is it possible that my motherboard isn't capable of recognizing/using the device? I got my computer 3 years ago, however I'm not sure the make/model of my motherboard. Or is it just a faulty HDD? Thanks.

A:HDD not compatible?

Maybe this screenie will help?

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I've been having some problems with my computer concerning speed and with a very short search I have found the problem; My computer has only one GB of RAM. That explains it!

In search of new RAM cards for my computer, I have stumbled upon this one on ebay that might work. I just want to get the confirmation from you guys.

Those RAM cards: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kingston-4G...1380317?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item3a7636685d

Hurry! I only have about 5 days until it's sold!

To assist you, Here is my computer now:
It only has 2 RAM slots and only works with DDR types of RAM.
It has a very decent CPU speed at about 2.5 GHz.
I strongly believe that the PIN size needed for the cards is 184 (I looked it up).

Some questions that I need answered:
What is the maximum allowed RAM on this computer?
Is the RAM compatible?
Is this a good amount to pay for it, or is there another, cheaper, way?
Should I buy a new computer, or just stick with this one?

In advance, Thank you for your help!

-Techtrainee
 

A:Is this RAM compatible with my PC?

There is not enough information. We need to know which computer you have or at least which motherboard you have in the PC.

Many motherboards only support 1GB per memory slot. There is no way of knowing if your motherboard will support 2GB per slot, without first looking up the information.
 

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guys, good day! im about to reformat a pc with win 7 and i would like to confirm first if i will be having problems with its drivers. it is a ECS P4M900T-M2 motherboard with a Tul Corporation, Radeon X300SE Ram. Got those specs from Speccy. Thanks in advance!

A:is this compatible?

Run the Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues

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http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

Sorry, don't know much about building PC's...but I am learning fast! Also, is my power supply high enough? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Is this all compatible?

the link is broken. Just write out your parts
 

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Hi All

I'm looking to get some form of network storage that I can use between my PC, Laptop and PS3. I have been looking at Lacie and WD:

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/128649/rb/0
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/127255

I have heard poor reports about the WD drive though, apparently there's a supscription needed to access the full remote features!

Ideally I would like around 1tb, but 500gig would do for now as long as I can connect additional hard drives (daisy chain) to the NAS box for extra storage/backing up. FTP access would be useful too so I can access my files anywhere.

Have any of you done similar? Can you provide some advice on the best way of doing this?
 

A:NAS compatible with PS3?

SimpleTech NAS are very stable. WD not a fan of there devices. They just started to sell 1TB units here cheap for $320.

Do you have a router between the PC, laptop and PS3? Not hard to configure the device to the network.
 

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Hi guy's!
I'm about to buy a new PSU, but I actually don't know anything about those things. So I need your help.
I want to buy a cheap and silent PSU, with an output of 400W. I found this one (www.realpower.de/details.php, but I don't know if this fits. And if it doesn't fit, what is the reason.  
Thank you in advance!
Alexander Roos

A:compatible psu

Alexander.Roos
Hi guy's!
I'm about to buy a new PSU, but I actually don't know anything about those things. So I need your help.
I want to buy a cheap and silent PSU, with an output of 400W. I found this one (www.realpower.de/details.php, but I don't know if this fits. And if it doesn't fit, what is the reason.  
Thank you in advance!
Alexander Roos

Alexander.Roos
To answer this, you need to post the computer model.
Bev.

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Hello. I'd like to buy a new pen for my spectre x360. Ive seen on HP store some models but i couldn't understand wich pen is compatible for my spectre. Any help ? Thanks

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can anyone help me to find xp compatible drivers for the following devices

HSP56 MicroModem

Intel(r) Graphics Technology

thank everyone for any help you can give this site is the best by far.
 

A:xp compatible

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Hi, so i have a Pavilion p7-1010a Desktop PC and i bought a GPU recently and had trouble making it work. The GPU isMSI GTX 750 TI. You can find all the info about it from this website https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/N750-Ti-2GD5OC.html#hero-overview. Problem:When i put the graphics card in and booted the computer up, it got stuck on the boot up screen saying "Press ESC key for startup menu" however no matter what i pressed nothing happened, and then after around a minute or two, it proceeded into a black screen sort of like a CMD but in fullscreen, and nothing happens after that.I have done lots of googling and tried different methods to get the GPU to work, such as taking cmos batter off and putting it back in, buying a new power supply, disabling the integrated graphics, messing with the rams, updating bios from 7.13 to 7.16 and possibly more that i forgot about. There were also methods that i could not do because my bios menu does not have much options. None of these made the slightest difference.I have recorded a video of it to demonstrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=camVAA4HagE Question:  I saw on somewhere ( forgot where ) that my bios needs to be UEFI for the GPU to work, is this true? my bios says legacy. What do you recommend? Any help is appreciated thank you. Information: My OS is windows 10 64-bit.My power supply i believe used to be 300w , so i bought a new one that is better.My new & current power suppl... Read more

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hi everyone i just bought

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 & ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero ATX Motherboard i just want to know if they are compatible a Friend says there not....
 

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They should be compatible. I would ask your friend if he has any evidence to back up what he said.

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Hi, I recently updgraded an old T61 with a Sandisk 128gb SSD (the "PLUS" model). It worked flawlessly for about a month when the error "2100: hdd0 initialization error" started to occur at every startup. As it is my mother's computer I was only able to check a few things from distance, it may be a connection issue or something simple.. But anyway, from what I read it is more likely an incompatibilty with the SSD, so I wanted to know if there are certain hard drives that are compatible for sure, preferably not as old as the laptop itself ( so other than the ones originaly shipped with it). I installed the middleton BIOS on the laptop. I really don't care about storage capacity, 7200rpm would be ideal though. Thanks for you help !Gab










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A:Compatible HDD with T61

Welcome to the forum.
 
This could be a compatibility issue but since the SSD did work flawlessly at first, it's more likely to be an early hardware failure. One way to confirm this would be to put the SSD in an external USB enclosure and then see if it works from that. If it works then there's a compatibility issue. If you still get error messages then the drive has failed and you should return it for a new one.
 
If it does turn out to be a compatabilty issue, go to Sandisk's website and see if they have firmware upgrades for this drive. Make sure you're using the most current firmware level.
 
Generally the SSDs that people on this forum recommend most often are made by Samsung, Crucial and Intel.

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Hey can someone check my build please? Thanks!

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147091
HARD DRIVE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128342
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
GFX CARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131360
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687

I just wanted to make sure everything is compatible. If you have any suggestions i will greatly appreciate it! Thanks again
 

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Hey guy's i was just wondering if my case,mobo, and processor is compatible and to see if it fits and everything here is the websites.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811208004 case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103533 processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813131510 mobo

plus i have a geforce 5500 and i got the ram settled plz tell me if this is all compatible and it will work thx guys.
 

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I have a fairly modest AMD athlon 2000+ xp 1.67Ghz, with winXP pro SP2. I have 256MB ram, 80 GB hard drive, DVDRW 8X, Acer LCD Monitor etc etc
Philips Ultimate Edge 5.1 Sound card and currently a very basic Nvidia Riva TNT2 64pro video card.

I intend on upgrading the video card to start with and perhaps get another 256MB ram.

I am looking at a MSI GeForce FX5700U-TD128 (128 MB) AGP Graphic Card. Would this be compatible with my PC? And would all of the above with this card be enough to run PC games such as Fifa and Pro Evolution Soccer? Even slightly older versions of the game?
 

A:compatible?

I am assuming that you need an AGP graphics card, since you listed an AGP card as one of your choices.
However, we would need your motherboard info to be sure.

If your motherboard uses an AGP slot, then yes, the MSI FX5700 AGP you saw would be compatible.
The only factor of compatibility in choosing a video card is the interface type (PCI, AGP, PCI-Express).

However, I would recommend that you upgrade your RAM to at least 512MB.
But to be honest, 1GB would be the minimum for any desktop system these days.
You won't get much better performance with a new video card if you don't upgrade your RAM, because with 256MB, your system is barely getting by, even just running day-to-day tasks.

For most people with a computer that still uses AGP, I would recommend the mid-range GeForce 7600GT AGP. This is a respectable mid-range card that would play most games on medium settings, but it would undoubtedly be bottlenecked if installed on your system.
It's hard to find a decent AGP card that won't be bottlenecked by your CPU...
 

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